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MENAFN - Arab News - 03/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Over 200 paintings of 34 pakistani arabic calligraphists have drawn widespread praise at an exhibition here on thursday.

the four-day exhibition was opened by najia aizaz ahmed the wife of the pakistan foreign affairs secretary and hamida alireza an arts and crafts promoter in saudi arabia.

those present included pakistan consul general aftab ahmed khokher and his wife afshan khokher.

the pakistan consulate in jeddah organized the event with abdullah omar naseef the world muslim congress chief.

najia ahmed told arab news she was extremely impressed with the work of the pakistani artists and hoped they would get worldwide recognition. she said they made pakistan proud.

khokher said the event was important because it showcased the heritage and identity of pakistan. he said it was the duty of pakistani and saudi citizens to promote islamic calligraphy at home and abroad.

twelve prominent pakistani artists were present including iqbal ibn-e-kaleem irfan ahmed khan hafiz anjum mahmood malik muhammad abdul rehman nasir mehmood muhammed ashraf heera abdul rasheed abdul razaq maqsood ali lashari mussarat arif hassan kashigar malik m. abdul rehman and muhammed asghar ali.

khan who is a senior calligraphist told arab news that there was a need to promote greater understanding of the art. he said modern artists are now adding their own touch to this centuries-old art form.

he also encouraged educational institutions to teach calligraphy saying governments in other countries support their artists.

najia ahmed displayed a painting with four different types of arabic calligraphy using verses from the holy qur'an.

the exhibition will remain open to everybody until may 4 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the red sea mall in jeddah.


 






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